PBA: Jeron Teng, Norbert, Thomas Torres all sustained 'deep cuts' says Jeric
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 03, 2018 03:52 PM
Jeric Teng disclosed the extent of his brother Jeron, and fellow basketball players Norbert Torres and Thomas Torres' injuries after a stabbing incident outside a BGC nightclub.
Pro basketball players Jeron Teng, Norbert Torres, and Thomas Torres were all at the receiving end of deep stab wounds after a melee outside a BGC bar, Sunday morning according to Teng's older brother Jeric.
Jeron's older brother Jeric confirmed the extent of the injuries sustained by his brother and the former DLSU players Sunday afternoon.
"It was a deep cut, sa likod pa. Sa side din. He was very lucky," said Teng, "Pwedeng matamaan yung vital organs pero buti wala."
The stabbing was a result of a heated argument between the players and an Edmar Lacanlale, 40, and Willard Balisi, 37 at the parking lot of the Early Night Bar at the Fort Strip at around 2:30 AM.
Jeric came to the defense of his brother and his fellow pro cagers, denying any need for 'self-defense' that may have triggered the melee.
"Lahat sila e, sila Norbert Torres, sila Thomas Torres, lahat sila may mga deep cuts, so how can you say na it's self defense kung ang lahat ng tama sa kanila," the former UST player said. "Pagpunta ko nga sa ospital, talagang shocked na shocked ako kasi akala ko sa mga movies lang yun e, kita ko andaming dugo."
Teng continued, "Kapatid ko, matagal ko nang kakilala yan, ni isang track record [wala]."
The ex-La Salle players, were rushed to the nearby St. Luke's hospital getting treatment, while the suspects are already in police custody.
Jeron actually took on Globalport Batang Pier and his brother Jeric in the Alaska Aces' 109-103 victory the night prior in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.
Norbert also played Saturday evening for the league-leading Rain or Shine Elastopainters in their 99-96 overtime win against Magnolia.
Thomas, meanwhile, is slated to play for the Mandaluyong El Tigre in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).
Jeron, Norbert, and Thomas all won the UAAP championship with the Green Archers back in season 76